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    Mole poblano is considered Mexico's plato nacional Bottles of artisanal mezcal Mexican cuisine is known for its blending of Indigenous and European cultures. Popular dishes include tacosenchiladasmole sauceatoletamalesand pozole.

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    Popular beverages include water flavored with a variety of fruit juices, and cinnamon-flavored hot chocolate prepared with milk or water and blended until it becomes frothed using a traditional wooden tool called a molinillo. Alcoholic beverages native to Mexico include mescalpulqueand tequila. Mexican beer is also popular in Mexico and are exported. There are international award-winning Mexican wineries that produce and export wine.

    Many Mexican dishes also contain onions and garlicwhich are also some of Mexico's staple foods.

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    Next to cornrice is the most common grain in Mexican cuisine. According to food writer Karen Hursh Graber, the initial introduction of rice to Spain from North Africa in the 14th century led to the Spanish introduction of rice to Mexico at the port of Veracruz in the s.

    This, Graber says, created one of the earliest instances of the world's greatest Fusion cuisine 's. The cuisine of Southeastern Mexico has quite a bit of Caribbean influence, given its geographical location.

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    In contemporary times, various world cuisines have become popular in Mexico, thus adopting a Mexican fusion. For example, sushi in Mexico is often made by using a variety of sauces based on mango and tamarindand very often served with serrano -chili blended soy sauce, or complemented with vinegar, habanero peppers, and chipotle peppers.

    It remains an important ingredient in Mexican cookery.

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    The foundation of Mexican music comes from its indigenous sounds and heritage. I have spent my whole life without having watched TV on a Tuesday or Thursday night because, your honour, they are rugby training nights.

    If you are rugby people you know what I mean.

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    Soon, when people ask if I have watched a programme I will be able to say no every day because it's weight training on a Monday and Wednesday night from now on. Luckily the Scottish professional rugby teams have started playing on a Friday night too and we cover them on the radio so that's another night out.

    It's almost a badge of honour. How good it is to be back on the air. I never thought I would write this next line: I have missed Peter Wright.

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    Watching Sale Sharks play Glasgow in a friendly last Friday my mind drifted though. Glasgow are lighter, more aerobic animals and Sale, the winners, are powerful. The tackles were ferocious and at one stage there were some fisticuffs and we were down to fourteen a side.

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    The game opened up a little. Almost rugby league and I wondered to myself: Whose game is better? I love rugby league.

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